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  • Women, Race, & Classby Angela Y. Davis

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 11.99

    A powerful study of the women's movement in the U.S. from abolitionist days to the present that demonstrates how it has always been hampered by the racist and classist biases of its leaders. more...

  • Acts of Faithby Eboo Patel

    Beacon Press 2010; US$ 15.00

    With a new afterword   Acts of Faith is a remarkable account of growing up Muslim in America and coming to believe in religious pluralism, from one of the most prominent faith leaders in the United States. Eboo Patel?s story is a hopeful and moving testament to the power and passion of young people?and of the world-changing potential of an interfaith... more...

  • Urban Nightlifeby Reuben A. Buford May

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 26.95

    Sociologists have long been curious about the ways in which city dwellers negotiate urban public space. How do they manage myriad interactions in the shared spaces of the city? In  Urban Nightlife , sociologist Reuben May undertakes a nuanced examination of urban nightlife, drawing on ethnographic data gathered in a Deep South college town to explore... more...

  • The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.by Clayborne Carson

    Grand Central Publishing 2001; US$ 9.99

    First-person account of the extraordinary life of America's greatest civil rights leader. It begins with his boyhood as the son of a preacher, his education as a minister, his ascendancy as a leader of civil rights, & his complex relationships with leading political & social figures of the day. more...

  • Dreams from My Fatherby Barack Obama

    Crown Publishing Group 2007; US$ 11.99

    In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American. It begins in New York, where Barack Obama learns that his father?a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man?has been killed in a car accident. This sudden death inspires... more...

  • Working Toward Whitenessby David R. Roediger

    Basic Books 2006; US$ 18.95

    A preeminent scholar explores the history of the "new immigrants" who came to the United States in the late nineteenth century and describes how they became insiders by the end of World War II. more...

  • Talking Backby bell hooks

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 26.95

    In childhood, bell hooks was taught that "talking back" meant speaking as an equal to an authority figure and daring to disagree and/or have an opinion. In this collection of personal and theoretical essays, hooks reflects on her signature issues of racism and feminism, politics and pedagogy. Among her discoveries is that moving from silence into... more...

  • They Sayby James West Davidson

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 7.00

    Foreword. Acknowledgments. Prologue: "Does This Look Natchel?". One: Into a Changing World. Two: A Moral Education. Three: Unladylike Lady. Four: Edged Tools. Five: Ambition to Edit. Six: They Say. Seven: Do Something. Eight: Exiled. Afterword. Selected Bibliography. Index more...

  • Ethnic Realities of Mexican Americansby Martin Guevara Urbina; Joel E. Vela; Juan O. Sanchez

    Charles C Thomas 2014; US$ 49.95

    The goal of this book is to examine the ethnic experience of the Mexican American community in the United States, from colonialism to twenty-first century globalization. The authors unearth evidence that reveals how historically white ideology, combined with science, law, and the American imagination, has been strategically used as a mechanism to intimidate,... more...

  • Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movementby Barbara Ransby

    The University of North Carolina Press 2003; US$ 30.00

    One of the most important African American leaders of the twentieth century and perhaps the most influential woman in the civil rights movement, Ella Baker (1903-1986) was an activist whose remarkable career spanned fifty years and touched thousands of lives. A gifted grassroots organizer, Baker shunned the spotlight in favor of vital behind-the-scenes... more...